Daily Announcements

Daily Announcements
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Wekiva High School is searching for a representative to compete in the National Shakespeare Competition. Students read, analyze, perform, and recite Shakespearean monologues and sonnets in three qualifying stages: at the school, community, and national levels. Students who advance in the competition have the potential to win various prizes, including an Amazon Kindle, a scholarship, or even cash. There will be a meeting for any students interested in competing in Mrs. Krajewski’s room, 531, on Tuesday, December 18th, right after school.

Reminder for Beta Club Members:  There will be a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18, after school in room 515.  Please plan on attending.

Next week is our annual Holiday Spirit Week.  On Monday, “the children were nestled all snug in their beds,” but then they got up and came to school in their pajamas.  On Tuesday, “he shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly”, so we all come to school in our Santa hats.  On Wednesday, “what to my wondering eyes should appear”, but everyone coming to school in their ugly Christmas sweaters.  Thursday, “the stockings were hung by the chimney with care” – well not really, those crazy Christmas socks were on the feet of all Wekiva students.  Friday, students can wear whatever they wish, because they don’t have school that day.  On the other hand, since the teachers do have to come to school, they are invited to dress up as the Grinch.

Speaking of that holiday spirit, next week we are encouraging “Random Compliments” to help people feel good about themselves.  Walk up to someone at random and compliment them.  There will be Santa’s helpers about, and if one of those little elves hears you compliment someone, you might receive a little treat.  Out of respect for teachers and their classrooms, no treats will be given out in class, so give your compliments before school, in the hallways passing to class, in the cafeteria during lunch, or on the way out to your buses or cars.

The Boys and Girls Club of Apopka and Pine Hills will be on campus this Friday doing a free membership drive. This is a great opportunity to join an organization that provides after school tutoring, college campus tours, scholarships, and much more.

Seniors, Do you need help with your Valencia College Bridges To Success Scholarship? Please stop by and see Mrs. Gittens in guidance. There will be weekly help sessions to support students through this process.

On December 13 and 14, the Wekiva Performing Arts Department will present the 12th annual Prism Concert. This is a beloved Wekiva tradition that includes performances by our band, chorus, orchestra, dance, theater, and color guard students with displays from our visual arts students.  The concert will be performed Thursday December 13 and Friday December 14 at 7:00 in the auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students, and free for OCPS employees.  Come and support the work of our fine arts students and enjoy an evening of music, theater, and dance that you will never forget. 

Wekiva Mustangs the National Honor Society as well as the Black Student Union is hosting a Toy Drive Fundraiser to give toys to the children of Jamaica. Their plan is to give to children who don’t have much and will not see a present on Christmas Day. Their Fundraiser starts November 1st and ends December 8th. Toys as well as clothes, shoes and books are all acceptable as gifts. You may drop off your donations to the Main Office in a box marked Joy to Jamaica. For further inStudents:  Yearbooks are now $80.  You can purchase yours in room 612, or you can go online either to SchoolPay, or and use the school code 17596.

We are in desperate need of non-perishable food items for families in need.  Bring in your donation to your first period teacher.  The class that collects the most will receive a breakfast, paid for by SGA but prepared by our amazing chefs in our culinary program.